The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is a nonprofit independent research and training organization. IRRI is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. IRRI develops new rice varieties and rice crop management techniques that help rice farmers improve the yield and quality of their rice in an environmentally sustainable way. IRRI works with public and private sector partners in national agricultural research systems in major rice-growing countries to do research, training, and knowledge transfer. IRRI is known as the largest and the most authentic reference on rice research in international level and it plays a key role in feeding at least half of our globe. IRRI's mission are to reduce poverty and hunger, improve the health of rice farmers and consumers, and ensure environmental sustainability through collaborative research, partnerships, and the strengthening of national agricultural research and extension systems.